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Brooks leather tool bag for bicyclists

on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The Brooks Saddles Challenge Tool Bag was first designed and patented in 1896, and it’s been keeping bicyclists’ tools handy since then.  These gorgeous leather bags attach to the saddle of your bike with leather straps; the buckles of the straps are located inside the bag for greater security.  The strap that buckles the Tool Read More…


Fixed light system for bicycles from Sparse

on Monday, March 31st, 2014

Sparse offers bright, theft-resistant lights for your bicycle that will not only make others aware of your presence on the road, but will also illuminate your path as you turn.  The Spacer Light replaces a spacer beneath your stem. The light fits both 1″ and 1 1/8″ steer tubes; this mounting keeps the light pointing in Read More…


The quest for a better Segway?

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Sunday, March 16th, 2014

When the Segway was first announced in 2001, inventor Dean Kamen declared that it would change the way people move around in urban environments.  While its incredibly high price tag made it unapproachable for most people, a new Indiegogo campaign, URB-E seeks to be the next urban transport king.  Available in the 3-wheel Commuter model or Read More…


The Lock8 bike lock offers extra layers of protection

on Monday, March 10th, 2014

Although any bike lock can be broken by a determined theft, the Lock8 Smart Bike Lock offers extra layers of protection to make it less likely that your bike will be stolen. Part of the Lock8 is mounted on your bike, and it serves as the attachment point for a lock chain to secure your Read More…


Increase your safety by adding turn signals to you bicycle

on Friday, November 8th, 2013

Attach the Wireless Bicycle Turn Signal from Fancy to the post under the seat of your bike, and you’ll increase your visibility and safety.  A wireless push-button controller mounts on the handlebars controls the left/right turn signals and the hazard/safety mode.  The ultra-bright LEDs and an audible alarm ensures that others are aware of your Read More…


BitLock: A keyless lock for your bicycle

on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

I’ve been researching keyless locks for houses recently, and I found this method of locking up your bike.  BitLock is a Kickstarter project actively seeking funding.  BitLock is a big, sturdy-looking lock for securing your bike to a post or rack.  It’s made of re-enforced, heat-treated, cut-resistant steel; the shackle is 0.47″ thick, so it Read More…


Let Hammerhead guide your next bike ride

on Sunday, October 20th, 2013

The Hammerhead is a crowdfunded handlebar mounted smart and social bike navigator device which features LED lights that show turn by turn directions. The LEDs are able to provide comprehensive route information while keeping your hands on the handlebars. You can pair it up with your iOS or Android smartphone to enjoy social sharing features that Read More…


Make your pedaling count for something with the AllPuter Bike Dynamo

on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

The Bike Dynamo from looks like the perfect gadget for cyclists. It installs on the rear wheel of the bike and provides a USB connection that will allow you to charge your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, GPS or other devices (see site for compatibility list) while you’re riding from point A to point B. To Read More…


The modern solution for bike storage

on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

If you have a garage, storing your bicycle isn’t really a problem.  You can just park it inside or you can hang it on the wall on hooks or hangers.  Those wall hangers don’t look very attractive, but it doesn’t matter if they are in the garage.  What if you live in an apartment and Read More…

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Knog Blinder 4 and 4V bicycle lights review

on Monday, July 15th, 2013
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Having given up the cigarettes for almost 10 months now  and feeling heaps fitter,  I decided it was time for me to step up my fitness.  What started as walking to the bus stop just outside the house, turned into walking about 2 kilometres to another bus route, which turned into walking the whole 5 Read More…


Swiss Army Knife multi-tool for cyclists

on Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

Victorinox, the Swiss Army Knife company, has a new multi-tool designed just for cyclists.  The Bike Tool (item number 4.1329US1) is shown closed in the top image.  The bottom image shows the L-wrench with bit adapter, the eight bits that fit most screw types, and impact- and chemical-resistant plastic holder, and the tire lever.  The kit Read More…


New On-Bike bags from Timbuk2 make your commute easier

on Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Spring is coming, and you may be thinking of starting to ride your bike to work or school.  Timbuk2 has three new on-bike bags to make carrying your gear easier.  First up is the Basket Cycling Case (marked 1. in the image), which works as a “basket” with a variety of front bike baskets and flat-bed bike Read More…

Lovetrack – it’s not what you think…

on Sunday, January 27th, 2013

I love riding bikes. I rode bikes as a kid, like everyone else, but I started again as an adult when I hit my mid-50s and health problems started rising. I quickly became addicted. Due to global climate change and the push-back against car-dominated design, there’s a new interest in bicycling all over the country Read More…


The folding bicycle helmet by Overade

on Monday, January 14th, 2013

Note:  This product is actively seeking funding on a European crowd-funding site called Ulule. Bicycle helmets are a necessity for safety but a pain when you’re not actually riding your bike. When not being worn, Overade’s folding helmet folds to reduce the volume of the helmet to a third of the original size for easy storage off the Read More…


Nyne NB-200 Bluetooth speaker review

on Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Another month, another Bluetooth speaker. That’s the way it seems, anyway. Actually, new Bluetooth – and Apple AirPlay – speakers are being introduced in greater and greater numbers, way more than one per month! Nyne may not be a household name in audio gadgets, but they soon could be with products like their new NB-200 portable Read More…


This new bicycle accessory is for the birds!

on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

If you got a new bicycle for Christmas (or already have one) and like a touch of whimsy, this is the perfect bike accessory for you!  This cute bluebird attaches to your handlebars and serves as both a warning bell and a light.  The Tweeting Bird Bike Light and Horn from Perpetual Kid has a Read More…

Trotify – You’re using coconuts!

on Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Soldier: Who goes there?  King Arthur: It is I, Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon, from the castle of Camelot. King of the Britons, defeater of the Saxons, Sovereign of all England! Soldier: Pull the other one! King Arthur: I am, and this is my trusty servant Patsy. We have ridden the length and breadth of Read More…


Carrera Foldable Helmet

on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Ever had trouble trying to make a bicycle helmet fit your old noggin?  It normally involves buying a size too big and then using heaps of foam padding to make it fit “comfortably”.  The foldable helmet from Carrera uses an accordion type mechanism to ensure a much better fit without having to muck about with too Read More…


Put your Pedaling to Good use with the ECOXPOWER Headlight + Smart Phone Charger

on Monday, September 3rd, 2012
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

If I was a bicycle enthusiast, I’d be all over the ECOXPOWER from ECOXGEAR. It’s a pedal powered front / rear headlight for your bike that can also charge your USB devices. As it is, I don’t ride bikes because I have bad knees. Or that’s what I tell people. Actually, I don’t ride bikes Read More…

Personal Energy Orb Arduino: Need Computer Time? Onya bike!

on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

We spend more and more time on our computers these day, and according to two students at the University of Munich, we need reminding to get outside and excercise.  The Personal Energy Orb Aruino (PEO) is an energy device that limits computer usage depending on the distance you travel on your bike. You charge the PEO Read More…


Hovding Invisible Bicycle Helmet

on Friday, July 20th, 2012

Here in Australia, wearing an Australian Standards-approved helmet is mandatory when riding a bicycle. I know a few people who won’t wear bicycle helmets because of the bulk of the helmet, or because it might muss up their hair-do :)  So it’s either risk a fine if you’re caught (as well as risking head injuries), Read More…


Bike Frame Handle Makes Carrying Bikes Easier

on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Ever had to lug your bicycle up a set of stairs or onto public transport?  Bikes can be an awkward thing to move around.  A new Kickstarter project, the Bike Frame Handle (aka “The Little Lifter”) is a simple yet elegant solution.  Made of leather, the strap wraps around your frame and gives you an Read More…


Wahoo Bike Pack for iPhone Review

on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

With the winter nearly behind us (we live in the Pacific Northwest and the rain and bad weather really do not go away until after the 4th of July) and summer knocking on the door, it’s time for me to focus my exercise outdoors. With that hopefully comes fun new training technology to better enable Read More…

Freitag F60 Joan – Cycling Carryall

on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Here’s a bag for all those cyclists out there who need to carry some gadgets but don’t like backpacks, messengers, or saddlebags. The F60 Joan from Freitag measures in at 350 X 120 X 180mm (8.13 X 4.7 X 7.1 inches) and has a 4 litre capacity. Using hideable Velcro straps, it converts quickly and easily from a large Read More…


SleekSpeak Provides Handsfree Talk and Tunes for your Bicycle

on Friday, April 20th, 2012
Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News

The SleekSpeak Speaker is a colorful Bluetooth-enabled, portable speaker designed for bicycles. Available in several color combinations, the SleekSpeak attaches to handlebars or the frame of the bike and has an audio output of 80dB, with a 12-hour per charge battery life. It can be paired with your smartphone to play tunes or recieve calls. Read More…